A few days after seeing some new photos from Our Idiot Brother we finally have the first official trailer for the film. The indie comedy premiered at Sundance earlier this year and has been picking up positive buzz ever since. The Weinstein Company paid close to $7 million for it and the film is expected to hit theatres on August 26th. It stars Paul Rudd as an idealist brother who returns home to live with his three sisters played by Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel and Emily Mortimer. Steve Coogan, Hugh Dancy and Rashida Jones will co-star. Check out the trailer and plot summary below and let us know what you think.
Ned Rochlin (Rudd) looks for the good in every situation and in everyone, which often puts him at odds with the world around him – especially his family. Upon being released from jail for a stupid mistake, Ned is kicked off of the organic farm he lives and works on by his ex-girlfriend Janet (Hahn) who also insists on keeping his beloved dog, Willie Nelson. Having nowhere else to go, he turns to his family, three ambitious sisters (Banks, Deschanel, Mortimer) and an overbearing mother (Knight). Ned crashes at each of their homes, in succession, and brings honesty, happiness and a sunny disposition into their lives. In other words, he wreaks havoc.